Timing & Musicality Workshop

Struggling with your salsa timing?

The ultimate workshop to teach you how to dance on time and with the music!

You will learn:
How to find the beat in salsa,
How to keep time with the music,
Understanding the differences between rhythm, timing and musicality,
Structure your dancing to fit the music,
Knowing when to shine and when to use partner work,

We will teach you the theory and give you exercises to put that theory into practice from a dancers point of view.

When: Sunday, 18th December. 8pm – 10pm
Cost: AED 95 per person

For further details or to book your place, please contact us on 04 4470773 or email us on info@jamesandalex.com

Our Early Gift to You this December!

This December, we give you the chance to get more value for your money, by offering you a deal you can’t ignore…


Simply purchase a 12-class package before December 15th, and we’ll credit with the 3 additional classes automatically. It’s as simple as that 🙂

Terms & Conditions apply.

Salsa Performance Course 2016

We are launching a brand new Salsa Performance Course, starting Saturday October 29th, for 8 weeks, from 6pm to 8pm. The course is designed for Intermediate or Advanced salsa students.

During the course, you will learn a brand new choreography taught by James and Alex, which you will get to perform at the Abu Dhabi International Dance Festival (5th to 7th January 2017).

Rehearsals will start on Saturday 5th November 2016 at 6pm and will run every week for two hours, for 8 weeks until the 17th December. We will also have a few rehearsals throughout the Christmas period, to get everyone who wishes to perform at the festival ready.

The cost of the performance course is AED 995. This will include the performance course, additional rehearsals and an evening festival pass for the night you are performing on. If you buy a full pass for the festival instead, the total cost of the course + pass will be AED 1,295.

For further details or to sign up, please contact us on 04-4470773 or email us at info@jamesandalex.com!

New Adults Ballet Class

Always wished you could be a ballerina? Or perhaps thought this was not you?

Why not give it a shot and try our new ballet classes we are launching on Saturdays. Starting October 1st, we will Holly Bennett with be conducting a new improver/intermediate ballet class and you don’t want to miss it.

Contact us on 04 4470773 for further details.

Free Dance Week 2016


FREE DANCE WEEK is back for the 4th year running 3rd to 10th September 2016! Get ready for a week full of energy, fun and passion!

Free dance week allows current and new students to get introduced to and experience a selection of new classes, giving everyone a chance to venture out of their comfort zone, and discover new dance horizons.

For an entire week, both kids and adults can take a variety of classes FREE OF CHARGE. Pre-registration is required for any NEW students and can be done from 25th August 2016. Any current or old students will not need to pre-register.

This year we are not pre-booking the individual classes. Each class will be on a first come, first served basis so we suggest arriving early for the class you wish to take.

Please note that with the exception of the kids’ classes, we are not accepting Free Dance Week bookings by email.

***Schedule is subject to change without notice.***


FDW Schedule


OUR SALSA COURSES ARE EXPANDING – Introducing Salsa Level 3.1 & 3.2 

Many of you have asked for higher level courses, so here they are! We are introducing Level 3.1, which will launch in January, and Level 3.2, starting February. Initially, these will be held on Tuesdays at 9pm, with Saturdays to follow in the near future.


In order to align all our classes, we are changing the structure of our rates and packages in the studio. Moving forward, drop-in classes will be AED 65 and the 12/24 hour packages will be available across all drop-in classes (The only exception will be Pole Fitness). This means the cost of Salsa, Bachata and Zumba classes will be increased, while all other classes will remain the same price.

On top of this, we are also introducing a membership/loyalty system, whereby any members will receive discounts across our group packages, courses, private classes and select retail products. Many of you will qualify as members already and your membership cards will be waiting for you to pick up from the reception next time you drop by!


Did you MISS the Talk Salsa Nights? Because we sure did! And after a long break, we are back! We are officially re-opening the doors to our Weekly Friday Salsa Night. Introducing SOUL SALSA NIGHTS, every Friday from 10pm – 2am, with DJ Gabriel at the decks!
We are very excited to be there again, so bring your friends along and let’s party like we used to!


Alex will be holding monthly salsa ladies styling workshop starting January. For you ladies who’ve been wanting to polish up on your styling skills, don’t miss this opportunity. You’ll learn technique, body movement, flow, timing and more, to help you become a salsa diva on the dance floor.

The first workshop will take place on Saturday, 16th January, from 2-3.30PM. Make sure to register! Dates for future workshops will then be announced each month.

NEW KIDS TERM – January 2016

NEW KIDS TERM (4th January to 23rd June, 2016)

Introduce your little ones to the world of dance this January, as we start our new Kids Term from January 4th. See them get mesmerized by the movement and the music, as they follow the path to becoming the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Musical Theatre classes will start from Monday 4th January, while all other classes start from Saturday 9th January.

We offer courses in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Salsa and Tap, from the age of two until their early teenage years. At the end of the term, all students will perform in our End of Year showcase, to proudly present what they have learnt over the past 6 months. REGISTER TODAY by emailing info@jamesandalex.com or call us at 04-4470773.

All registered kids will also receive a 10% discount on all clothing bought in the studio shop